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When I click to get the full text in the catalog, my article is not there. Why not?

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Possible reasons:

  • Sometimes the citations for the article appear in the database before the publisher has made the full text available for new articles. For example a publisher could place a 6 month embargo – the article will be available online in 6 months.
  • The publisher or author withheld the full text of this article even though it says “Full text available” in the database.
  • There is an error in the citation information. SFX uses the citation information to link to the article. If the citation information is incorrect SFX will not be able to link properly to the full-text. In this case SFX may link you to the journal's web page instead of directly to the article.

In either case, please fill out Online Access Error Report form and let us know specifically which article you are having problems with. (Please include the full information about both the article and the database it appears in.)